'Party at Mourinho's' - the best Twitter reactions to an astonishing night as West Ham defeated Man United 3-2
Manchester United were two wins away from Champions League football at 8.30pm but there hopes of taking their place in Europe's premier club competition look very, very slim.
Leading 2-1 less than 15 minutes to play following two Anthony Martial goals – the second was a stunner – United then capitulated, conceding two soft headers to Michael Antonio and Winston Reid to miss the chance to dislodge Manchester City in fourth and go into the final day of the season in pole position for the final Champions League berth.
United must now hope that City lose at Swansea this Sunday, and that they defeat Bournemouth at Old Trafford, for a last-gasp ascent into the top four.
With emotions running high with Upton Park closing its doors after 112 years, United’s players also had to overcome the trauma of their team bus being attacked on the approach to the stadium ahead of the game.
Five windows were smashes, with glass showering the players, prompting the idiotic response by West ham co-chairman David Sullivan, suggesting that United ‘should have got here at 4pm, and that ‘if you check the coach, there won’t be any damage to it.’
Sullivan may have turned a blind eye to the thuggery of a section of his club’s supporters, but video footage offered clear evidence of the attack. If this is the Upton Park experience, then it should be goodbye and good riddance.
Here is the best reaction to tonight's drama in the East End:
Well there's a golden chance gone, sums up United, one or two touches of class (DDG+Tony) undone by astounding mediocraty! #MUFC— Joe Troy (@TheRealJT23) May 10, 2016
Performance & result pretty much sums up United under LVG. Too many passengers. Hope they win the FA Cup & then he gets the road #MUFC— Tomás Quinn (@mossyquinn) May 10, 2016
West Ham superb. As for United, three shots in a match with so much at stake says a lot about the last two seasons.— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) May 10, 2016
Gutting for @ManUtd , so dissappointing. but what a way to sign off for the hammers, sensational from the fans inside that great stadium.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 10, 2016
Time to say goodbye, best days long ago, ready to move on...but enough about van Gaal— Matt Dickinson (@DickinsonTimes) May 10, 2016
Party round at Mourinho’s.— Neil Ashton (@neilashton_) May 10, 2016
A fitting send-off.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 10, 2016
... for Van Gaal etc etc— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 10, 2016
We've seen this too often. United's game management under Louis Van Gaal has been pathetic.— Vik (@IconicNumber7) May 10, 2016
For Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal... Amazing how 2 goals in 4 minutes could change the destiny of one of Europe's super clubs.— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) May 10, 2016
Another match that exposed the fact that United are really not a very good side any more.— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) May 10, 2016
Giggs telling #mufc players to go over to the fans. Rojo made a quick enough getaway he's already in the dressing room.— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 10, 2016
It might be an inconvenient truth but for all the beauty of what happened inside the ground, what happened outside was dangerously ugly— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) May 10, 2016